The Elasmosaurus Times
By Harrison C
Fred is Dead!
The Elasmosaurus playturus or “Cope’s Mistake” lived in the late Cretaceous period or about 65 million years ago. One of them, named Fred, has died a tragic death. He lived in what today is known as Kansas, but some of his relatives lived in Wyoming and other parts of the U.S. Fred had four flippers which he used to help him swim like a turtle, an extremely long neck, and a small head with razor sharp teeth used to trap fish.
A scientist named Cope discovered Fred but made a huge mistake. He accidentally put the head on the wrong end and thought the neck was a tail. Can you imagine how upset Fred would be if he knew his head was put on the wrong end? Fred died during the K-T mass extinction. Fred leaves no family members behind since his whole race died in that tragic event. He will be remembered in museums across the world as a large and smart, long-necked reptile.
This is what Fred would have looked like if he had survived the K-T mass extinction.
His Giant Skull!
His teeth were used to trap his prey so they couldn't escape when it closed.
This is one long plesiosaur!
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